Lone rhino at Nandankanan zoo dies

Bhubaneswar: In yet another loss to the Nandankanan Zoological Park, the lone rhino Nanda, died on Wednesday night apparently due to old age ailments.

According to zoo officials, Nanda (40) was not well and was undergoing treatment since last six months.

We suspect old age ailments are the reason behind the death of the rhino. The exact reason would be ascertained after completion of the autopsy, zoo officials added.

Meanwhile, the Nandankanan zoo authorities have initiated talks with Guwahati and Patna zoo officials to bring two more rhinos to the zoological park.

Notably, Nanda was brought to Nandankanan from Guwahati in 1979.